This classic text is distinguished by its emphasis on social context, social processes, and social structures as part of a broader understanding of the sociology of aging and the life course. Presenting an objective view of the realities of aging, both positive and negative, the book examines aging from micro/macro, personal, community, societal, and global perspectives.
This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults. In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and examines barriers to appropriate treatment. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial factors underlying the process and occurrence of pain and helps nurses to develop a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain management that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The guide provides detailed coverage of medications commonly used for pain management, including all contraindications and side effects, so that nurses will be able to evaluate the best use of a medication in the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of each individual. Also addressed are chronic illnesses common to the elderly population, palliative and hospice care, treatment of concurrent depression and anxiety, treatment of cognitively impaired elderly, and techniques for assessment and intervention in cases of substance abuse.
Older patients require specific design and practice management considerations incorporated into the medical practice to improve patient care. This resource presents strategies that help you successfully manage opportunities and challenges such as accessibility issues, coordination of care, and supportive office systems..
Emphasizes the emotional and spiritual aspects of aging, the self care and nurturing of gerontological nursing, and the role of complementary and alternative therapies in elder nursing care in a range of care settings- from home to hospice, clinical to community.
The 190 evidence-based protocols offered here address a wide range of symptoms, disorders, and emergencies affecting those 50 and older. Flip quickly to the right symptom and ask the questions listed there to determine whether the individual requires emergency, same-day, or home care. Whether you are in family practice or are a triage nurse working at a hospital, urgent care center, or insurance company, this is the go-to reference to keep by your side. Advance your evidence-based triage skills and protocols with: Easy-to-follow flowchart format that leads you from yes-or-no questions to assessment, recommendations, and clear instructions. 190 protocols that cover the most common conditions faced by aging adults?all body systems, plus weakness, falls, loss of memory, poor appetite, medication interaction problems and more.
EBSCO indicates 2018 - copyright date is actually 2019.